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Informa Markets and HIMSS Join Forces to Expand the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, the Leading Healthcare Technology Show in the U.S.

Kathy Monte - News Editor
Informa Markets and HIMSS Join Forces to Expand the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition

NEW YORK — Informa Markets and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have formed a landmark partnership to propel the growth and evolution of the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. Informa Markets will take on the management of the HIMSS Exhibition, while HIMSS will continue to oversee the development of content and programming.

Recognized as the most influential healthcare technology event of the year, HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings together the global health ecosystem to network, discover, learn, and innovate. As one of the largest healthcare events in North America, it draws 40,000 health professionals, technology leaders, providers and governmental organizations from around the world.

HIMSS has ranked in TSE’s Gold 100 15 times, in every edition of the Gold 100, and four times in the Fastest 50 for show years 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2011.

The 2021 edition of HIMSS ranked in the Gold 100 with 320,496 net square feet, 693 exhibitors and 25,034 total attendees. HIMSS is also a Gold 100 honoree for the 2022 edition.

HIMSS has won three Gold 100 Grand Awards:

2021 Show: The Stickiest Show Floor

2014 Show: Most Innovative Show

2010 Show: Most Innovative Show

Under the new partnership, participants will continue to benefit from HIMSS’s content and programming that showcases the latest advancements and innovations in health information and technology while drawing on Informa Markets’ expertise in delivering world-class event experiences.

HIMSS sought out an organization with the capabilities to manage end-to-end event logistics and vendor experiences and that has the resources to create exceptional attendee, exhibitor and market supplier experiences, Morgan Searles, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications, Marketing and Communications for HIMSS, explained.

Informa has a strong presence in the Healthcare and Medtech space through brands such as FIME, Arab Health, and IME, and this new partnership made sense. Under Informa Markets’ leadership, the 2024 version of the HIMSS Exhibition & Conference will provide an enhanced customer experience for HIMSS members with improved digital features, registration processes, marketing tools, and product discovery applications.

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“The HIMSS 2023 Global Health Conference and Exhibition was an outstanding success. We are determined to continuously advance this conference and exhibition, delivering ever greater value to everyone who attends: speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and healthcare professionals,” said Hal Wolf, President & CEO of HIMSS. “With the remarkable growth that the Global Conference has reached, it’s the right time to partner with North America’s leading exhibitions organizer, Informa Markets, who shares our vision to make the HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition the best it can be for the entire ecosystem.”

Three-City Rotation at Present

After a successful 2023 conference hosted in Chicago, the 2024 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition will be held in Orlando, where Informa’s South Florida Ventures team has recently added Art Miami, the Miami International Boat Show, and Premiere Beauty, under the leadership of Ken McAvoy. HIMSS currently has a rotation of three cities — Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago. Informa plans to evaluate this rotation moving forward to determine what makes the most sense for the growth and evolution of HIMSS.

“We are thrilled to expand our work connecting the healthcare community with the addition of the HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition,” said Ken McAvoy, president of South Florida Ventures at Informa Markets. “Drawing on our extensive experience in organizing some of the largest and most successful events in the US, combined with HIMSS’ unparalleled expertise in the digital health space, we are excited to collaborate and leverage our resources to deliver even greater benefits and value to the HIMSS community and its members.”

Elli Riley will head up HIMSS, reporting to McAvoy.

The highly anticipated HIMSS 2024 Global Health Conference and Exhibition, the inaugural edition under this new partnership, will take place in Orlando, FL, on March 11-15.

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